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Steppenwolf [Mar. 25th, 2008|03:16 pm]
Roy Janik
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There are so many things preventing me from doing this, but wouldn't it be lovely?

The School at Steppenwolf

10 weeks immersion in training to be an actor.

To pull this off for summer 2009, I'd have to have:

  • a leave of absence from work
  • enough money saved up to cover expenses during my leave of absence
  • $3000 for tuition
  • a place to stay for 10 weeks
  • headshots
  • the ability to pass an audition
  • the ability to convince them via my application that I'm worth their time, regardless of my inexperience outside of improv
  • the willingness to put improv on hold for 10 weeks.

Save for the headshots, those are all pretty big hurdles.

This is the school that Dave Razowsky told me about at the last OOB West.  He also asserted numerous times that we're not improvisers... we're "actors who improvise", whether we're willing to admit it or not. I feel like I'm approaching acting in an almost backwards way sometimes... leaping in, and then slowly swimming towards basic competence.

I do have some desire to do scripted work, but mainly I'd be taking this course to find out what it could do for my improv, and how it would change and color my perception of what improv could be.

I don't think this will happen. But it'd sure be neat.

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[User Picture]From: majcher
2008-03-25 09:31 pm (UTC)
That looks insane and awesome. You should totally do it.
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[User Picture]From: hujhax
2008-03-25 09:52 pm (UTC)
*joins zinereem cheering section*
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[User Picture]From: bellatrixamici
2008-03-25 10:36 pm (UTC)
This program is unbelievably hard to get into.
Something like this, but on a lesser scale, would be good too.
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[User Picture]From: cha_chee
2008-03-26 04:45 am (UTC)
Do steppenwolf west in LA.

Then you can stay with me.
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[User Picture]From: nekomouser
2008-03-26 04:58 am (UTC)
Life is something you make happen.
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[User Picture]From: tomtomtomtomtom
2008-03-26 06:08 am (UTC)
Can't know until you apply, right?
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[User Picture]From: jefpeanutbutter
2008-03-26 07:25 am (UTC)
Creamy, dreamy goodness is this program. Funny, I got into improv partly to see what it could do for my acting. Actually, the only other reason I got into improv last year was to be around more funny people.
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[User Picture]From: ripresa
2008-03-26 01:53 pm (UTC)
Dude. Do it before you get married, have kids, and things like this is harder to do.
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[User Picture]From: majcher
2008-03-26 10:47 pm (UTC)
Fuckin' A.
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